If you’ve been thinking about updating your bathroom, you’re not alone. Our Devine Bath designers have been busier than ever the past year, working to refresh the bathrooms of Portland and Seattle-area families. Each homeowner’s preferences and style are unique, but these are some of the most popular style features, materials, and fixtures our clients have been loving lately.
One design asset we get asked about frequently is the freestanding bathtub. Homeowners love this type of bath because it combines a spa-like experience with modern design. Because this style is free of enclosure, its design can be a focal point in the space.
Curbless showers have also been extremely popular because they help to visually open up a space. These showers (often referred to as “gym showers” by homeowners) are accessibility-friendly, which makes them an ideal choice for older homeowners or those with mobility issues. Finally, drains are getting smaller and more discrete in most shower styles, allowing the beauty of the tile and design to take center stage.
Heated bathroom floors are popular in the PNW where damp, cold weather can extend well into April. This flooring option is a luxurious addition to any home, but can be a more expensive choice as it uses more energy than traditional flooring. You can even add heating to LVT (luxury vinyl tile) floors, up to about 85 degrees. LVT has also been popular because it convincingly mimics tile and wood flooring, and is both durable and low-maintenance.
Sustainability is always popular in Northwest home design. For example, LED lights have been in demand because they last longer than other options on the market, use less energy, and give off less heat than traditional models. The recent advances in the lighting quality and effects have only increased LED popularity. Also popular are eco-friendly showerheads which use water more sustainably than traditional models, and help you to save on utilities, without sacrificing shower comfort.
Thermostatic values are highly sought after in remodels and new builds because they give homeowners more control over water temperature, and can detect when there’s a flux in temperature (for example, after someone flushes the toilet) and adjust either the hot or cold water flow accordingly.
Homeowners who need bathroom accessibility updates, but still desire stylish design, are in luck. We have seen a huge surge in the requests for “invisible accessibility,” or safety features that look contemporary and blend in with the space. Grab bars, built-in seating, and curbless showers look better than ever, and have inspired homeowners to make the necessary accessibility-friendly updates.
Freestanding vanities that look more like furniture have increased in demand in recent years. These vanities come in many styles and designs, and can resemble antiques or be sleek and modern.
For those who love the look of tile, carrying it all the way across the wall instead of confining it to the shower has proved to be a popular design. Not only does this help to make the bathroom look more spacious by preventing visual breaks, it also brings a great deal of color and texture to the entire space.
Whether you’re remodeling your master bathroom, or simply replacing your tub, you have endless design options that will help you achieve a true sanctuary. At Devine Bath we aim to work alongside our clients to create a space that is beautiful, functional, and will last for years to come.
If you would like to discuss your bathroom remodel ideas or have questions about the process, contact Devine Bath today to schedule a free in-home consultation.